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Volkswagen Jetta 2005 and earlier

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  • vocusvocus Posts: 7,777
    I never thought about it like that...

    On the same topic, I did see the "valve" inside the gas tank of my 1.8T. I am afraid to "vent" the tank though, because I am carrying gas and not diesel fuel, which expands more with heat.
  • vocusvocus Posts: 7,777
    The gas shouldn't come spilling out of the car. That's a crappy gas pump you are using. I would say something to the station about that. It's also a safety hazard.
  • chmeeeechmeeee Posts: 327
    I use the vent trick every time I fill up in fact, I like to squeeze every drop I can in there, that way I can last that much longer before filling up again.

    Vocus: I agree, venting gas would be a bad idea.
  • anonymous02anonymous02 Posts: 1,538
    I liked the Sumitomo's I had. In fact, I would say they were some of the best tires I EVER had. The fact that they were cheap was a bonus!

    Sumitomo was the parent company which made Dunlop tires. After Sumitomo bought Dunlop, a few years later I think Goodyear bought Sumitomo.

    I had the HTR something, but it was a summer tire, not an all season.
  • anonymous02anonymous02 Posts: 1,538
    The worst is when the pump makes the gas come out on your shoes or pants.

    That doesn't happen much with our Jetta, because we don't fill the tank any more except when going on a long trip because it leaks about 2/3 of the way up the tank somewhere. Usually just buy a 1/2 tank at a time. I am guessing VW screwed up when they replaced defective fuel pump a while ago.
  • vocusvocus Posts: 7,777
    You are guessing the leak is coming from the pump, or the spewing of gas?

    I also appreciate the advice on the tires. The Michelin Pilots my car came with are $200+ each, so I definitely am not going that route! Also, the Sumitomos actually rate better than the Pilots do! For half the price!
  • anonymous02anonymous02 Posts: 1,538
    Two separate issues.

    One is that the tank has a leak. It drips, not spews gas into the driveway. We never fill it past half way.

    The second is cheap pumps which don't shut off properly and spray you with gas. I hate it when that happens! :-)
  • vocusvocus Posts: 7,777
    Why not get the gas leak fixed? After all, that is pretty dangerous...
  • anonymous02anonymous02 Posts: 1,538
    It usually entails taking it to a dealer, and I won't give another penny to that dealer.

    It hasn't been a problem so far as much as an inconvenience.

    There aren't any other dealers in the area.

    AVOID PATRICK SAAB/VW IN AUBURN, MA AT ALL COSTS!!!!!!!
  • justinjustin Posts: 1,918
    they replaced both front window regs, my dash cupholder (they didn't have to - that was nice), and the engine temp sensor.

    until my next coil blows, i should be good to go!
  • vocusvocus Posts: 7,777
    Glad to find out you got the car back. And what did they find wrong with the cupholder?
  • chmeeeechmeeee Posts: 327
    You cannot be seriously saying there are no other dealers in the area! How about Colonial in Westboro? Bernardi in Natick? I know there is one in Springfield, but I forget the name.

    I have heard Colonial is really good BTW, you might want to try them out. They are right on Route 9 westbound.
  • anonymous02anonymous02 Posts: 1,538
    I don't consider Natick or Springfield even close to "in the area".

    Westboro, maybe, but that is about the limit. I didn't know about them. Maybe I'll give them a call.

    Thanks.
  • justinjustin Posts: 1,918
    oh i had a years worth of coffee and coke goo all over part of the mechanism. but, they replaced it under warranty. they probably recognize the bad design on VW's part...
  • chmeeeechmeeee Posts: 327
    What town are you from? I generally consider anything within an hour to be in the area (being that my commute is an hour).
  • looks like the coils on someone at work's late model passat 1.8 went out...he's driving an escort around..lol
  • justinjustin Posts: 1,918
    those Escorts are really nice. :)
  • vocusvocus Posts: 7,777
    How do you people keep getting these crappy cars? I don't get it. My coil went, and I got am Impala for a week.
  • justinjustin Posts: 1,918
    the Impala is just a stretched Cavalier with a circa 1960 engine :) does it have chrome/silver inside door handles? that is the only thing that can save it! ;)

    everyone is either out driving their Jettas, or every single one of them is in the shop for something!
  • chmeeeechmeeee Posts: 327
    Umm, not really, but ok. I am not the biggest fan of the Impala, but it is a pretty good car. I would buy it any day over the Camry. GM has really been improving their products over the past several years.

    Please note that this post in no way endorses the Cavalier. Why? Because its awful.
  • vocusvocus Posts: 7,777
    I liked the Impala when I had it, except for its size. The car was in no way maneuverable, no fun to park when you live on a small city street. I always have to end up making u-turns to get parking spaces, etc., and could not pull it off in the Impala without backing up! Frustrating. It was better than driving a Kia or Escort as a rental though. I flat out refused to drive a Metro or Escort when I went to get this car though, because I am too tall and drive too far for that crap.
  • anonymous02anonymous02 Posts: 1,538
    You must be young! I can't imagine you in a REAL Impala.
  • bluewolfbluewolf Posts: 101
    Hey guys (vocus) long time no see.

    Am I the only one who HASN'T has a coilpack go south? Is it more common on AWP 180HP motors or what?

    Mine is a late '01 AWW, so maybe I got lucky (jinx).

    BTW, Upsoluted and Forge DV really wake the AWW up. Evo CAI coming soon.

    My car, other than 3 window regs, has been extremely dependable. Not even any creaks/rattles.
  • anonymous02anonymous02 Posts: 1,538
    Evo CAI? CAL?

    ???
  • vocusvocus Posts: 7,777
    I am 24 actually. :) The biggest car I have driven is a 1994 Bonneville, and that was enough for me thanks. :)
  • vocusvocus Posts: 7,777
    Engine code for the 1.8T in 01. AWP is the 02 code for it.
  • chmeeeechmeeee Posts: 327
    CAI = Cold Air Intake
  • justinjustin Posts: 1,918
    AWP=Always Wanting Parts?? ;)

    and i would take a Camry, a 10 year old one even, over an Impala. my Mom likes the Impala though....she always prefers "get up and go" over refinement/reliability/style/safety. :)
  • vocusvocus Posts: 7,777
    That AWP thing was cute. :)

    The Impala has actually been pretty reliable as far as American makes go. And if your mom likes get-up-and-go, she needn't look at an Impala. Not the base 3400 V6 one anyway...
  • vocusvocus Posts: 7,777
    Does anyone get a shock when touching the car door in the winter time? I was just wondering, because it used to happen to me with every car I have had, but this one. Of course, this one has leather seats and that might be it. Just curious though, thanks.
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